In this interview, Rufus VanHorn discusses his life as a gay man in the Episcopal church in Mississippi. He also talks about his childhood in Vardaman, Mississippi and the hardships his family faced with addiction and loss of a child. He later discusses his experiences as a foreign exchange student in South Africa, his experience at a Monastery located in Massachusetts, and his later move to Tupelo, Mississippi. This interview was conducted as a part of the Queer Mississippi Oral History Project through a grant from the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies at the University of Mississippi, in partnership with the Invisible Histories Project, in 2019.
Vanhorn, Rufus and Shappley, Maddie, "Vanhorn, Rufus" (2019). Queer Mississippi Oral History Project. 3.